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Monday, February 27, 2012

Grafters: Film Biz Recycling




Have you ever heard the saying, “Waste not want not?” Well, at Film Biz Recycling that is their mission and their sentiment is more like, "Waste NOT what can be used again!" By turning trash into treasure, creator Eva Radke has found a unique way to go green. Film Biz Recycling (FBR) is a not-for-profit organization, creating socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste - ya know, like from movies, TV, commercials, etc.

Since 2008, FBR has diverted over 180 tons of materials from landfills. And for optimum sustainability, FBR redistributes 60% of the donated materials acquired to charities and local organizations like, CAMBA, Materials for the Arts NYC, Sean Casey Animal Center, Chips, Recycle-A-Bicycle, The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Blissful Bedrooms, and Hour Children.

Another rather groovy thing about Film Biz Recycling is that they operate a shop located in a 10,000 square-foot warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It's called FILM BIZ PROP SHOP, which creates awareness for their cause, as well as expands job employment in the “green biz” sector.

You can even get involved by becoming a sponsor, an intern or rethink your "downtime" by volunteering.

Well done FBR . . . . Well done!

Make sure to watch the short film above to learn more about Film Biz Recycle's mission and check out their marvelous site here.


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2 comments:

The Elegant Thrifter said...

One of my favorite shops run by lovely people!

vanessa@krrb.com said...

I'm a huge fan of Film Biz Prop Shop located in my neighborhood. They've done events with Krrb, my favorite hyperlocal marketplace (I work there so I might be a little bias.)
Speaking of which, LeAnn, I'd love to see the Vintage Laundry on Krrb....we need more representation in Austin. Check out our sellers at the SXSW Vintage Arcade: http://blog.krrb.com/2012/03/14/last-day-to-get-your-vintage-fix-at-sxsw/